The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros 2005
Ang pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros (original title)
1h 40min | Comedy, Drama | 4 April 2007 (France)
Can a 12-year old lad who wishes he were a girl navigate the mean streets of Manila? Maxi cooks, cleans, and sews for his father and older brothers who are petty criminals. He’s sweet, clever and hardworking, at ease with being gay, pinning a flower in his hair, swinging his hips when he walks, vamping with friends. He’s seen adults hug and kiss and he’s watched romantic movies, so on the verge of puberty, he develops a crush on Victor, a kindly young cop. Maxi’s heart and loyalties are on a collision course: Victor is investigating crimes that lead him to Maxi’s family. In the land of the morning, is there a place for this child of the sun returning?
Mysterious Skin 2004
1h 45min | Drama | 24 June 2005 (USA)
Brian Lackey is determined to discover what happened during an amnesia blackout when he was eight years old, and then later woke with a bloody nose. He believes he was abducted by aliens, and N. McCormick, a fellow player on Brian’s childhood baseball team, may be the key as to exactly what happened that night. As Brian searches for the truth and tries to track him down, Neil McCormick takes up hustling and moves to New York, in attempts to forget childhood memories that haunt him. Together, the two of them uncover the terrible truth of the scars they share.
For a Lost Soldier 1992
Voor een verloren soldaat (original title)
1h 32min | Drama, Romance, War | 22 May 1992 (Netherlands)
The story of a romantic relationship between a grown-up and a child. Set in the Netherlands near the end of WWII, the film is a flashback recalling an adolescent relationship between Jeroen and a Canadian soldier. A difficult subject handled with style and feeling.
R | 1h 41min | Comedy, Drama | 8 April 2016 (USA)
A successful investment banker struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. With the help of a customer service rep and her young son, he starts to rebuild, beginning with the demolition of the life he once knew.
Keeping the position of number one son requires a certain amount of ingenuity. Twelve year old Greg has inherited his father’s competitive streak. On a family holiday to Fiji they have different ideas about where Greg should focus his talents. When his creative pursuits fail to amuse his father Greg goes to bizarre lengths to win him back. Based on a true story.